Div. 4 2017/18

For 5 sessions in term 3 Division 4 came to the library for ADST Maker Lab.  Applied Design Skills Technologies is an important part of our revised curriculum.  Our Learning Intentions for these sessions were to:

1)Develop the Core Competencies of:

  • Communication
  • Personal Awareness and Responsibility
  • Creative and Critical Thinking

2) Generate ideas, make something, test it, improve it, share it, reflect on our thinking.

Our maker lab included a variety of materials and technologies.  Students chose the station they wished to visit to learn, play and explore.  Stations included:

  • Coding with Sphero robots
  • Making music with GarageBand
  • Making and learning about electricity with Electronic Snap Circuits and LittleBits
  • Designing and building with Keva planks
  • Designed and creating with Lego 
  • Drawing at the Graffiti Board
  • Inventing with Makey Makey




































How did we know we were successful?

  • I can share what I made. 
  • I can share my ideas. 
  • I helped my team. 
  • I learned something new. 
  • I had fun. 
  • I collaborated, planned and carried out improvements. 
  • I generated ideas. 
  • I analyzed my process and looked for ways to improve it. 
  • I reflected on what was easy and challenging. 
  • I can celebrate my efforts and accomplishments. 
  • I can persevere with challenging tasks.  
  • I can deliberately learn something. 
  • I tried my best. 
  • I cooperated and listened to others. 
  • I can be kind and help people. 
  • I can invent.

Students reflected on their successes and goals each week.  After our last session students were asked to reflect on their learning and post it in their Google Classroom. 

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